Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Cultural Capability

Kia ora and welcome to our new home for literacy, numeracy (LLN) and cultural capability resources to support people working with adult learners.

New models for foundation-level capability building

We have developed new models for the capability building of practitioners and organisations in foundation-level tertiary education. These will inform our ALNACC professional learning and development offerings. To ensure these models are fit for purpose and meet the needs of the sector, we need your feedback.

The draft Capability Building Model

This model describes how Ako Aotearoa will manage and implement the Professional Learning and Development (PLD) offerings in Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Cultural Capability (ALNACC).

The draft ALN Effective Practice Model

The Effective Practice Model is designed for LLN educators to identify and develop aspects of their own professional practice, and to inform professional development and learning opportunities that will be available to the sector.


The Learning Progressions booklets:     

progressions set

Contextualised resources:

Reaching resources previously available on Te Arapiki Ako:

Thanks to Haunt Digital, we are able to give you access to an archived version of the old National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults’ website, but note that some functionality has been disabled.

The Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool:

The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) have migrated the Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool (LNAAT) plus all support resources to their own website.
Online support information will be accessible from the LNAAT main homepage.

Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool 

Embedding Cultural Capability:

A key part of the ALNACC work will be to embed cultural capability by building on the success of our previous work under He Taunga Waka, a literacy and numeracy professional learning programme that incorporated cultural capability. 

Māori Learner Success - Cultural Capability Resources

Pacific Learner Success - Cultural Capability Resources

Cultural Capability Pathways:

We are proud to launch our online Cultural Capability Pathway modules for anyone interested in improving Māori and Pacific learner success.

Download the flyers to find out how to access. 

Māori Cultural Capability Pathway Flyer (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Pacific Cultural Centredness Pathway Flyer (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Both pathways are available free online on


If you have any questions about this process or LLN / ALN resources, please email us at: